Lecoq Method of Actor Training (Intermediate) Sep 2018

Weekend Sessions

Upcoming Class Schedule

8 September, 2018 — 23 September, 2018

Programme Details

Workshop Dates/Timings (last updated 15 May 2018)

Small breaks are given in between
Sat, 8​ September​ 2018, 12.00pm – 6.30pm
​Sat, 1​5​ September​ 2018, 12.00pm – 6.30pm
Sat, 22 September​ 2018, 12.00pm – 6.30pm
Sun, 23 September 2018, 12.00pm – 6.30pm

Showcase during HCAC Potluck:
Sun, 7 October 2018, 7.00pm


This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds that has already completed Lecoq Method of Actor Training (Introduction).
Participants need to prepare and memorise your own (contemporary pieces) 2-minute monologue prior the beginning of the workshop.
Please email to hello@hcac.sg your chosen 2-minute monologue before 1 September 2018.

About this workshop

This 4-session workshop will allow you to deepen your understanding about the physical and external approach of the Lecoq method. You will explore a chosen written monologue and have the chance to work on given spoken scenes. You will learn how to own and project every single word. You will be able to interact with others in a truthful and dynamic way. Actions, emotions and physical embodiment will help your character’s development. Over the 8 weeks you will have the chance to build strong and believable characters, both physically and emotionally.

If you want to gain or regain confidence, curiosity, creativity, a sense of community or improve your acting skills and start believing in your own creative potential, this is the right workshop for you. Ultimately it is about life, about you and the story you wanna tell.

There will be a short informal work-in-progress showcase during end-of-semester potluck (open to public) on Sunday 9 December 2018 (details to be shared later).

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds that has already completed Lecoq Method of Actor Training (Introduction).
We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in the art of poetry writing/performance.
Minimum age for admission is 18 and above. NOTE:Participants need to prepare and memorise your own ((comic or tragic/classic or contemporary) *2-minute monologue* prior the beginning of the workshop.

What other materials/scripts will be used during the workshop?
The instructor, Alessandra will be using the script below and selecting some scenes, for the students to work on.

—> Revolutionary Road by Justin Haythe
Do familiarise yourself by watching the movie or have a read at the play here.

What is the Jacques Lecoq method?
Jacques Lecoq method uses a mix of mime, mask work, and other movement techniques to develop creativity and freedom of expression. L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, the Parisian school Jacques Lecoq founded in 1956, is still one of the preeminent physical training centers in the world, developing artists of all kinds through its two-year conservatory and a variety of specialized workshops. The work is largely improv-based, and draws on historical movements like Commedia Dell’arte and clown work as well as Lecoq’s famous neutral mask technique and psychological exercises involving elements, colors, and sensors.

Do I get a discount?
Please refer to our early bird promotions.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available. Email us at admin@hcac.sg.


  • Jacques Lecoq Physical Theatre Technique
  • Movement preparation: body in space / neutrality and attitude
  • Character building
  • Breathing and Voice
  • Physical approach to text
  • Using materials and elements to build a character
  • Exploration of emotions
  • Working on monologues and scenes
  • Improvisation
  • Presentation

About the Instructor

Alessandra Fel

Alessandra Fel is an actress and physical theatre performer, director and teacher. After twelve years in London, she relocated to Singapore in 2013 where she founded her company, TheatreLab. Since then she has been teaching physical theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art and School of the Arts Singapore.


Upon receiving her degree in philosophy, Alessandra moved to London to study a Master in Contemporary Theatre at  Brunel University and then continued with a two years full time training at Lispa, the London International School of Performing Arts – Lecoq training.

Some of her most notable collaborations include ‘The Pearl Fishers’ by Bizet and ‘Radamisto‘ by Handle at the English National Opera (ENO).


During the past 5 years in Singapore, Alessandra has collaborated with Maya Dance Theatre company, RDG Production and has participated to the M1 Fringe Festival twice, receiving an NAC Creation Grant for her last creation ‘Under My Skin’ (Esplanade Studio Theatre 2017), developed within the Centre 42 Artist in Residence Programme and starring Patricia Toh, Rizman Putra and Catherine Sing. The Straits Times dedicated a page about the making of Under My Skin and wrote a great review of the show.

Areas of Focus

  • Exploration of a monologue of your choice and of given spoken scenes applying the Lecoq Technique
  • Learn how to move words
  • Deeper understanding of how to approach a character from a physical point of view
  • Understand the power of emotions

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop curiosity and attention to the world around you
  • Body confidence and strength
  • Ability to approach text from a physical point of view
  • Appreciate your creativity and ability to create different characters
  • Able to connect with different emotions
  • Trust and Team building
  • Stage confidence and presence

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Lecoq Method of Actor Training (Intermediate) Sep 2018 / Weekend Sessions

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